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#1 gregoryd


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Posted 18 January 2006 - 06:06 PM

As the description say's, the clock on my HP Pavilion changes by a few minutes or a couple of hours day to day. For instance, yesterday it was 3 minutes slow. Today it was 1 hour slow. Sometimes it's spot on for days at a time. Then, bang, 15 minutes slow. It is never fast, always slow.

Windows XP doesn't off the selection of time zones that 98 offered so I've set it as close as I can.
I'm in Central Ontario Canada if that helps and I've got my time zone set to
(GMT-6:00) Central time (US and Canada).

Thankyou in advance.


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#2 franktiii


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Posted 18 January 2006 - 06:14 PM

How old is the computer? There is a little battery, like a watch battery, inside many computers that provides power for the bios. The battery being weak can affect time.

If the battery is okay, there is a tab in the time settings to have the computer automatically update time from a time server. Make sure that is checked.

#3 dannyboy 950

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 07:00 PM

Occasionally even with automatic time syncs, you will be unable to sync with the server. This can be for a number of reasons and will have a corresponding entry in your event logs. Eventually you will sync successfully and your time will be correct ,"till the next time" LOL

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